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13:05  05 february  2019
13:05  05 february  2019 Source:

Chelsea to miss out on Barcelona youngster Moriba

Chelsea to miss out on Barcelona youngster Moriba Chelsea and Manchester City both look set to miss out on a deal to sign Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba. According to Mundo Deportivo, as cited on Sport Witness, the Barcelona youth prospect is eager to stay at the Camp Nou. Moriba has been heavily linked with a Premier League move recently, with reports suggesting that a deal to sign for Chelsea could be close. It had been suggested that talks over a move to Stamford Bridge were underway, with Roman Abramovich himself said to be behind a deal. © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Manchester City were also known admirers, but the 16-year-old now looks set to stay put.

- He is also wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City as the Cottagers are hoping they can hold on to him much longer. Spanish League champions Barcelona have reportedly joined the chase to sign Chelsea target Harvey Elliott during the winter transfer window.

City and Chelsea are reportedly the most likely destinations for Southampton star Virgil Van Dijk, who's set to be the next Saints player to be sold to a bigger Premier League club for a Get off, Chelsea . More From Bitter and Blue. Manchester City – From Division Three To Premier League Champions.

Chelsea and Manchester City battling to sign PSV youngster © Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Sport England v Netherlands - UEFA European Under-17 Championship: Semi Final

Chelsea and Manchester City are among the teams battling to sign PSV youngster Mohammed Ihattaren.

According to Calcio Mercato, the Premier League duo are keen to sign the player, but face competition from Inter and Barcelona.

Ihattaren has been catching the eye with some impressive performances in the UEFA Youth League, a competition Chelsea know very well.

Chelsea and Manchester City battling to sign PSV youngster © Tom Dulat/Getty Images Sport Tom Dulat/Getty Images Sport

The 16-year-old currently plays as a central midfielder for PSV but is also capable of playing out wide on the right.

While he is not yet in the first-team picture at PSV, Ihattaren is highly regarded at the club and within Dutch football.

Despite his tender age, he has already represented the Netherlands at U19s level.

Should Ihattaren go on and make the move to Chelsea, he would follow in the footsteps of striker Daishawn Redan, who joined the Blues from Ajax at a young age and is now impressing in the club’s academy teams.

Schalke to make second bid for Saints target Matondo.
FC Schalke are preparing a second bid for reported Southampton target Rabbi Matondo. The Saints were linked with an ambitious move to sign the youngster from Manchester City earlier in the January transfer window as his future at the Etihad Stadium continues to come into doubt. According to the Daily Mail, though, Bundesliga giants Schalke are expressing the firmest interest in signing the winger despite seeing their opening offer of £8 million rejected.

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